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June 2, 2021, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

Iran has not ratified CEDAW (CODER COMMENT - MAM).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Iran were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .05 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Iran" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Iran was 4.4 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Iran was 4.4 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Iran was 30.5% (p 68).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

4.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

2.0
April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Iran does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 99% of births in Iran were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 45).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Iran was 74.6 years for males and 76.9 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: WAM-DATA-1

"When the Zanan-e Emrooz magazine started publishing again in June 2014, after eight years of suspension, women's rights activists in Iran felt a spark of hope that there would be further oppurtunities to demand women's rights. However, the life of the magazine was short-lived. After less than a year and only publishing 11 issues, the Press Supervisory Council ordered its closure on April 27, 2015. The council's speaker said the suspension was due to Zanan-e Emrooz 'encouraging the anti-social and religiously unsanctioned phenomenon known as white marriage'" (para 1). "Though this marked the magazine's second suspension, many journalists concerned with women’s issues consider the accusation of 'encouraging white marriage' as...more
April 2, 2021, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"When the Zanan-e Emrooz magazine started publishing again in June 2014, after eight years of suspension, women's rights activists in Iran felt a spark of hope that there would be further oppurtunities to demand women's rights. However, the life of the magazine was short-lived. After less than a year and only publishing 11 issues, the Press Supervisory Council ordered its closure on April 27, 2015. The council's speaker said the suspension was due to Zanan-e Emrooz 'encouraging the anti-social and religiously unsanctioned phenomenon known as white marriage'" (para 1). "President Rouhani’s minister of culture, Ali Jannati, often prefers to stay quiet in the face of the press crackdowns implemented by...more
April 2, 2021, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"When the Zanan-e Emrooz magazine started publishing again in June 2014, after eight years of suspension, women's rights activists in Iran felt a spark of hope that there would be further oppurtunities to demand women's rights. However, the life of the magazine was short-lived. After less than a year and only publishing 11 issues, the Press Supervisory Council ordered its closure on April 27, 2015. The council's speaker said the suspension was due to Zanan-e Emrooz 'encouraging the anti-social and religiously unsanctioned phenomenon known as white marriage'" (para 1). "Though this marked the magazine's second suspension, many journalists concerned with women’s issues consider the accusation of 'encouraging white marriage' as...more
April 2, 2021, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"When the Zanan-e Emrooz magazine started publishing again in June 2014, after eight years of suspension, women's rights activists in Iran felt a spark of hope that there would be further oppurtunities to demand women's rights. However, the life of the magazine was short-lived. After less than a year and only publishing 11 issues, the Press Supervisory Council ordered its closure on April 27, 2015. The council's speaker said the suspension was due to Zanan-e Emrooz 'encouraging the anti-social and religiously unsanctioned phenomenon known as white marriage'" (para 1). "In Iran, 'white marriage' is a reference to unmarried cohabitation. Zanan-e Emrooz​ —​ previously known as the Zanan Magazine before its...more
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Iran was 14 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Iran was 16 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Iran was 16 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Iran of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 68.6%" (p 52).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Iran is 33.2 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

4.0
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

“Mohammad Abdulahpour, the commander of Gilan province’s Revolutionary Guards unit, has said that the survival of the Islamic revolution depends on the full implementation of Islamic traditions and that ‘the issue of hijab is not a simple matter, but rather a serious political and security issue for our country.’ ‘The enemy is heavily investing in changing our nation’s culture to adopt a Western lifestyle,’ Mr Abdulahpour told local Tasnim news agency. Cleric Rasoul Falahati, representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in the province, condemned women who defy the hijab as an insult to the Islamic Republic. ‘We do not wish to show a violent image of our religion, but models...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

“Iran’s police have also recently installed special cameras on the country’s highways to take photos of those female drivers who remove their hijab once they leave the town centres” (para 11). “Women began taking to the streets last year, silently waving their headscarves on the ends of sticks. In response, they suffered a backlash from the authorities, facing violent assault, arrest and torture, and some were jailed after what human rights groups called unfair trials. Nasrin Sotoudeh, prominent human rights lawyer, was sentenced last May to seven years in prison after defending the protesters” (para 13-14).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The move comes amid a growing backlash by women in the Islamic Republic, hundreds of whom have been arrested for taking off their head coverings in public in protest at the law. A campaign by rights activists called ‘White Wednesday’ encouraging women to wear white and discard their hijabs has also gained support, much to the consternation of conservative clerics” (para 4-5). “Mohammad Abdulahpour, the commander of Gilan province’s Revolutionary Guards unit, has said that the survival of the Islamic revolution depends on the full implementation of Islamic traditions and that ‘the issue of hijab is not a simple matter, but rather a serious political and security issue for our...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-PRACTICE-1

“Mohammad Abdulahpour, the commander of Gilan province’s Revolutionary Guards unit, has said that the survival of the Islamic revolution depends on the full implementation of Islamic traditions and that ‘the issue of hijab is not a simple matter, but rather a serious political and security issue for our country’” (para 7). “Cleric Rasoul Falahati, representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei in the province, condemned women who defy the hijab as an insult to the Islamic Republic” (para 9). “A recent study by Iran’s parliament showed that up to 70 per cent of the female population would like to see the relaxing of laws on the mandatory wearing of headscarves, while...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“Iran has introduced 2,000 new morality police units in reaction to what officials call an ‘increasing defiance’ of the compulsory wearing of hijabs. The units, called ‘resistance groups for verbal and practical response to bad-hijabi women’, were launched recently in the northern province of Gilan as part of a pilot scheme. They are each made up of six women who have the power to arrest and detain those they deem to be flouting the country’s strict veiling laws” (para 1-3). “While Iran has had various forms of ‘morality police’ since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the decision to increase their numbers as well as introduce all-female brigades, is a sign that...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:54 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: RCDW-LAW-1

“They are each made up of six women who have the power to arrest and detain those they deem to be flouting the country’s strict veiling laws” (para 3).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“She said she grudgingly complies with the dress code when she delivers lectures or sings in a mixed choir - activities she would otherwise be barred from” (para 44).
Feb. 13, 2021, 5:46 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“Brave women are increasingly risking the wrath of Iran's morality police by ditching the hijab - while hardliners demand they should be lashed for ‘disrupting social peace.’ More and more women are said to be pushing back against the country's strict dress codes as they test the response of the ruling Shiite Muslim clergy and their security agencies” (para 1-2). “Hardliners have called for harsh punishment, even lashes, arguing that allowing women to show their hair leads to moral decay and the disintegration of families” (para 4). “For one young woman, the simple act of going out for a walk without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab, has become a display...more